I've come to love the taste and simple ingredients of LaraBars. And, they provide the energy and convenience I need to power me through a morning workout. Yet, they are expensive to buy on the regular. So, I started making my own simple, healthy energy bars with only four ingredients for one third of the price, and it takes ten minutes tops. These Homemade Chocolate Peanut Energy Bars are a kid-friendly favorite too!Read More
If you’re like most people, you’ve struggled with snacking at some point in your life. And you’re probably confused by the conflicting advice you’ve received about “healthy eating.”
As with all things in the nutrition world, there are some polarizing perspectives about whether or not you should snack.Read More
You eat well. You exercise regularly. You’re losing weight. Everything is going as planned! But suddenly, the scale won’t budge. You’re not alone. We’ve all been there - and it’s the worst. Nothing is quite as frustrating as a weight loss plateau.Read More
I see this happen multiple times a week in the various groups that I also participate in. They are mostly fashion or self-help focused groups that have turned into more of a community of moms helping each other out with anything and everything. I love the general collective spirit of these groups, but the weight loss posts always make me cringe hard AF.Read More
I spent so many years missing out on beautiful moments like this because I hated the way I looked in a bathing suit. How sad is that? Thing is, I know I’m not alone here.
I’m taking back the word DIET.
Seriously. I’m kinda over it being a vilified word. OK, not kinda. I’m OVER IT!
I’m over the eye rolls when I say I’m a DIETitian that helps people lose weight.Read More
Gotta love nutrition headlines, it’s like fashion - what’s old is new again. I thought we put this one to bed a few years ago when the Dietary Guidelines for Americans removed cholesterol as a nutrient of concern, but here we go again. Guess the ‘yoke’ was on us. Bad joke, I know.Read More
A loaf of brioche was screaming at me saying "Yo Mandi, gimme a chance to show you what I can do".
Aight brioche you did your thing. I made this Steal Your Heart French Toast over the weekend and damn, it was on point. The name couldn’t be more fitting. Crispy on the outside and loaded with cinnamon and vanilla.Read More
The Environmental Working Group (EWG) just released it’s annual Shopper’s Guide created to consumers reduce pesticide exposure as much as possible in the produce we choose to eat. The list gives the top 12 conventionally grown fruits or vegetables with the most pesticides, aka The Dirty Dozen, and the top 15 types of produce that have the least, The Clean Fifteen. But, should we even care what it says?Read More
You know the deal: Follow a reduced calorie diet and the number on the scale will only go in one direction. DOWN! But is that really the truth or have we just been played? Check out the Top 10 Reasons the Number on the Scale is a Hot Mess.Read More
Combat those crazy mornings with these healthy drive-thru classics. Check out these easy, homemade grab-and-go frozen English muffin breakfast sandwiches. Make and freeze ‘em once and they are ready to grab and go!Read More
Now this is something we are down to celebrate! Our Oh! My Maria spicy grapefruit margarita can turn up any Friday and perfect to cure those winter blues!Read More
You are probably thinking, who would EVER admit “I’m selfish as a mom and NOT ashamed”? It’s not typically something you would hear any mom admitting to her group of friends while sipping coffee at Starbucks.Read More
Take this super short 8 question emotional eating quiz and find out whether you are more of a physical or emotional eater and what it means.Read More
OK, so this topic REALLY hits home. It’s extremely hard for me to do anything (including writing this) without wanting it to be “perfect”.Read More
My advice to you (and myself): NEVER STOP DANCING or FEELING THE BEAT OF THE MUSIC. Whether it’s in your kitchen, in the shower, or in your bedroom closet: Dance. Feel the Music. Let Go. It’s so good for your soul.Read More
How to Start Intuitive Eating begins with rejecting diet mentality and rigid diet rules and in turn promotes a healthy relationship with food, mind and body by listening to your body and its internal cues.Read More